Beach Collegiate Challenge Returns for Second Year

The USA Volleyball Men’s Beach Collegiate Challenge returns for it’s second year. An expanded tournament field will hit the sand on the campus of Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., Sept. 9-11.

Volleyball Should Not Be Boring

Watching the kids in a small indoor gym training over three nets, I thought of all the lines we put kids into, the way we ignore the net, the way we inflict pain via the forearm pass and the way 6v6 is experienced by beginners. I get angry inside at knowing billions of kids over my lifetime have walked away from our sport for a lifetime because their introduction to the game is BORING. We must do better when we introduce this sport.

Five Signs of Dehydration and How to Best Rehydrate

Hot weather is coming, and that means your athletes are at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated during practices and games. And even mild dehydration can impact athletic performance, as well as an athlete’s general health.

Is My Young Athlete Mentally Well?

Mental wellness can be difficult for parents, coaches and other guardians to cope with when it comes to young athletes. Is a bad grade on a test just because an athlete didn’t study, or is it a sign of something deeper? Coaches and parents should be on the lookout for signs that an athlete’s mental health is suffering, and while they may not be equipped to help the athlete, guardians can help connect an athlete with the right professionals.

Rosters Set for Indoor Spring Training Series

Close to 100 junior girls athletes and 90 junior boys athletes are scheduled to participate in the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program’s (NTDP) Spring Training Series events near Chicago

Looking Ahead: 2024 Boys Junior Nationals Headed to Dallas

The 2024 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) will be held deep in the heart of Texas. 

Teams will compete June 26-July 3 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. 

Seven Champions Crowned at 2022 Girls 18 Championship

Sunshine Volleyball Club (Pacific Palisades, Calif./SCVA) won two of the seven titles handed out Sunday at the 2022 USA Volleyball Girls 18 Junior National Championship.

Three Healthy Recipes for Athletes with Dairy, Soy and Gluten Restrictions

It can be hard to make meals that are healthy and satisfying for athletes with certain food restrictions. But with a bit of prep and pre-planning, you can easily have snacks and meals on hand that are soy, dairy, and gluten-free.

Six Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Sport Locker

As an athlete, it’s recommended that you eat every three hours throughout the day, so it’s important to find snacks that travel easily, offer the right nutrients, and actually taste good too. When it comes to nutrition, the goal is to find snacks that fill you up and keep you energized through an optimal blend of mostly carbohydrates, plus some protein and fat to help you feel satisfied for longer.

USOPC Honors Kiraly and Kessans for WNT Success in 2021

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced USA Volleyball Women’s National Team staff members Karch Kiraly as its Olympic Coach of the Year and Kara Kessans as its Service Provider of the Year for 2021.